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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: May 25, 2011 1:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Whats up with WEEN

Seen them mentioned here from time to time.... Can anyone direct me to a good show to start with?

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Poster: WillCo Date: May 25, 2011 7:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

"Roses Are Free" is fun. I've never liked anything else I've heard of theirs, but am open to suggestions.

This is from the Bonnaroo 2002 DVD.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fELJJaqc_ko

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 25, 2011 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

THIS is the song that turned me on to them.They started out as just a couple of stoners playing around with a 16 track or whatever it was and they just get better and better. From what I hear there's a little drug issue in the band making their shows and albums fewer and fewer between,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKQxyygBie0

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Poster: jackaroe_RI Date: May 25, 2011 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN


I'm pretty much a Ween addict and have been one since the early 90's. Like Zappa and Phish they will use humor (often crude and /or offensive if you are a sensitive sort) in their songs and lyrics even the music itself gets bizarre and very eclectic. However a song like Homo Rainbow is not at all homophobic and is about inclusion love and acceptance. How gay right?
Please excuse the political content this is a fan made video and does not represent my beliefs or those of the band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlDkaY95ZDQ


Like any band that has been together for 25+ years if you want to count the guys being friends jammin etc at 15 when they started writing their own songs. Early Ween is just Gener And Deaner w/a 4 track playing prerecorded organs , noise, drum tracks strange sounds that they use as the backing Band.
Later they add a bass and a drummer- then later a keyboardist so pretty much 3 completely different sounds if you go from begin to more recent
THe Pod > Pure Guava>The Mullusk > Friends EP

I don't know what the archive has because I d/l all my ween from
http://www.browntracker.net/

Ween has always allowed recording and tradeing live performances in both audio and video formats since their inception. So there are lots of shows in varying quality from DVD and Aud copies. The reason some people will find some early live stuff to be horrible recordings is because soundboards are not available. Maybe only one person taped that show and it was a crappy rig- it will get posted b/c there are Ween complete-ists For some reason the sound guy Kirk and the band say they don't like the way soundboards sound hollow and they prefer audience versions.

I have hundreds of disks but I never saved info back then so I can't seed. Also I have almost no sounboards BTW the band endorses one of the fans to do Ween Tv on their website and he has put out some fantastic fan made DVDs esp Halloween at the Higher Ground

they are touring and have new songs here is a good 2011 3:37 minutes of one of ween's newer songs:

http://www.archive.org/details/ween2011-04-14.km184


so I'll browse and tell you what I prefer towards the newer shows
this probably incoherent b/c i am doing three things at once.

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Poster: daliguana Date: May 26, 2011 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

thanks so much for the link to brown tracker - been a huge Ween fan since I heard Push Th' Little Daisies at a party in college. Then later found them again when someone put Back To Basom on a cd for me. I absolutely love their studio albums (most of them) White Pepper continues to be one of my favorite all-time studio albums.

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Poster: ice9freak Date: May 25, 2011 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

I actually think Ween is better in the studio than live (and I'm sure there's an army of Ween fans waiting to disagree)--check out their album Chocolate and Cheese. That's the one that hooked me.

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Poster: adks12020 Date: May 25, 2011 5:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

Ween is a really fun band to see live. Unfortunately I found that the recordings of their shows are almost always pretty bad.

Also, I don't know what your taste is other than The GD but keep in mind that these guys are out there. Hard rock, country, bluegrass, blues, psychedelia, prog and just straight raw pervertedness in some lyrics...they play music that's all over the place...and every show. If you find a good recording and could post a link I'd appreciate it. I had some great times at their shows back in college.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 25, 2011 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

" just straight raw pervertedness in some lyrics"

: ) hell yeah!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 25, 2011 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

HUGE fan! Can't think of any other band this diverse plus that doesn't take them selves so serious they border on pretentious.

There's a ton of shows on the Archive. I'd recommend checking out some of their albums starting with Chocolate and Cheese, 12 Golden Country Greats, and their newest one ( forgot the name ). Some of their more accessible stuff. Here's one that I play a lot

http://www.archive.org/details/ween2008-07-13

as far as sound quality
http://www.archive.org/details/ween2003-10-03-flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/ween1997-11-27.sbd.shnf

wish I had a bunch more time to get into this because as BD said I'm a huge fan. What's not to like?

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Poster: adks12020 Date: May 26, 2011 6:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

holy shit dude...the sound quality of this one ... http://www.archive.org/details/ween2003-10-03-flac16 is amazing! thank you!

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Poster: gumby69 Date: May 25, 2011 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

I'm a huge fan of Ween. Here's a Jerry tribute.

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Poster: gumby69 Date: May 25, 2011 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

I have a show from 10-23-96 from Toronto it's a soundboard sounds terrific.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 25, 2011 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

and to answer your question theyre one of the most entertaining fun bands period. No one does what they do

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 25, 2011 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN - paging JOTS

He's a fan - let him direct you.

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Poster: WillCo Date: May 25, 2011 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN - paging JOTS

Bluedevil - forgot to thank you for recommending Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros a while back. Got curious to hear them; liked them enough to download their album "Up From Below" which seems better which every listen.

Two of their songs for anyone who's interested:

Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRA5S59KjwY&;feature=related

Carries On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T59Ac758v80&;feature=related

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 25, 2011 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN - paging JOTS

Cool. Yea, they can be infectious live. Caught them at Henry Miller Library (motto: "where nothing ever happens") last year and they're real fun live.

They are playing Harmony fest in Sonoma with Primus and Flaming Lips and others

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Poster: gumby69 Date: May 25, 2011 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats up with WEEN

Here's that tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k0ZuWDwnJ8